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Production Roaster I

Oakland, CA

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What You’ll Do 

  • Execute the daily production of roasted coffee to ensure manufacturing demands are met.
  • Operates Probat G120 roaster and ancillary equipment (Afterburner, Silo, and Conveyance systems etc.) with little to no supervision. 
  • Roast coffee to established profiles.
  • Performs all preventive maintenance and cleaning tasks for all roasting related equipment.
  • Learn and participate in Quality Control program and tasks including, cuppings and tasting with QA team to ensure adherence to established roast profiles and quality standards.  
  • Lead and perform start-up and shutdown for all roasting equipment.
  • Accurate data entry using software including Cropster, Excel and Google Docs.
  • Implements green bean receiving, loading, and staging systems. 
  • Collaborate with and provide support to the Green Bean Logistics Coordinator, validating green coffee inventory through daily counts, and end of month inventory process.
  • Follow procedures and policies while providing input for improving operational efficiencies through continuous improvement and 5S initiatives and projects. 
  • Good organizational, time management, problem-solving, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Daily documented cleaning of roasting machinery and work area following GMP’s.
  • Identify and track (CMMS Software) the performance of preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance services on roasting department equipment as required.
  • Request Maintenance Actions through FIIX Maintenance System.
  • Creation and implementation of corrective and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and resolutions.
  • Support department and facility efforts to prepare for and sustain American Institute of Baking (AIB) Audit and certification process.
  • Ensure compliance with HACCP, Cal / OSHA, FSMA and all food and worker safety processes, procedures, regulations, and sustainability compliance programs.
  • Report any food safety or food security concerns to the food safety team. 
  • Operate forklifts to move equipment and supplies.
  • Contribute to a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with customers, suppliers, and co-workers. 
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need

  • 1-3 years experience working as a production roaster in medium to large volume roasting facilities.   
  • Ability to roast to standardized QC metrics matching targets for a variety of different roast styles. 
  • Understanding of mechanical principles with the ability to read and assimilate information from technical manuals, system operations diagrams and schematic drawings.
  • Must be flexible to schedule changes in order to meet demands of a growing and dynamic production schedule. 
  • Basic math skills (adding, subtracting multiplication), able to make quick calculations related to production planning and inventory management. 
  • Strong attention to detail while completing repetitive tasks to ensure accuracy of all quantities of products received, processed and roasted.
  • Strong command of the English language; verbal, written, and reading comprehension. 
  • ServSafe Food Handler and Forklift experience a plus.


Essential Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to  lift 75 pounds free weight.
  • Ability to push/pull 150-2500 pounds lbs. using pallet jacks and/or heavy machinery.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop and kneel.
  • Ability to grasp, finger and reach.
  • Ability to work in a loud environment.


As COVID-19 remains a serious threat, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy that enables us to continue bettering days in the safest way possible. We require our team members to be fully vaccinated or have an eligible exemption as a condition of employment. In order to protect the health and safety of all our team members and our guests, and to ensure that we are following proper safety protocols in the county and state in which you will work, we must ascertain your vaccination status prior to your first day of work. If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please plan to have a copy of your full vaccination record or a picture of your vaccination record ready to present along with your I9 form and identification documents during your onboarding and on your first day of employment. If you have not been vaccinated, and believe you have a medical and/or religious exemption to receiving the vaccine, we will ask you about this during your onboarding and we will require documentation in support of a medical and/or religious exemption. If you are approved for an exemption, we will engage with you in the interactive process to determine whether a reasonable accommodation that does not cause Philz undue hardship can be offered.

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